|Scientific Name||Heliotropium tenellum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HETE3|
|Common Name||White Heliotrope, Pasture Heliotrope||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31652|
|Description||Habitat: Dry areas, hillsides, roadsides, rocky soils.
Plant: Erect, branched, bushy annual 6 to 18 inches tall; branches and leaves covered with short, stiff hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, short-petiolate to sessile, linear leaves up to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small, white, funnel-shaped flowers, less than 1/4 inch across and 1/4 inch long, with yellow throats.
Bloom Period: May to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and Missouri Plants.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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